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SUPPLEMENT TO 

TOWNSEND'S 20th CENTURY 

CATALOGUE 




SPECIAL 30 DAYS CASH SALE 

Townsend's "Big 8" Specials in Strawberries 

Special Cash Price in Lots of 1000 up - $5 00 per 1000 

PREMIER FORD CHESAPEAKE 

DR. BURRILL BIG LATE CRAWFORD 2^ 

BIG JOE PRIZE (Kellogs) ^^^^^^^^^ 2a 

This is an exceptional bargain selection; besides the purchaser of 
8000 plants has a chance to win a cash prize of $50.00. Mention Big 
"8" Special when sending order. 



E.W .Townsend & Sons 

SALISBURY, MD. 



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Ic Paid 

Permit No. 6 
Salisbury, Md. 






United States ^ept. of 
Agriculture, ■ 

Washington, D,C« 



$300.00 (iiven Aw^ay in Cash Prizes! 



In order to stimulate the growing of more TOWNS- 
END STRAWBERRY GARDENS and to make bigger pro- 
fits from strawberries. We are offering special garden 



selections at greatly reduced prices, besides offering a cash 
prize for the best report received from any one of these 
gardens before September 1st, 1926. 



$150.00 in Cash Prizes on these Garden Selections. 
$150.00 in Cash Prizes for best one acre of our new "Prince'\ 



It is wonderful to think of the big profits that are be- 
ing made every year from TOWNSENDS Plants. As high 
as $3000. per acre has been reported and $1000 is very or- 
dinary now-a-days. And we believe that the end is not in 
sight. No these big profits are not made by the any old 
method, a good site must be secui-ed, as well as good cul- 
tivation. And last but not least the BEST PLANTS 
MUST BE USED. The average yield of strawberries 
taking the country over is around 2000 quarts per acre. 
No acre of plants should yield less than 5000 quarts and up 
to 20,000. The average should be brought up to 10,000 
quarts per acre. This can be done by using a better grade 
of plants and better cultural methods. Our book tells how 
besides we are on the job 365 days every year (Sundays 
excepted) to help you out in your troubles. First we start 
you right, by giving you the right varieties, and the best 



plants it is possible to grow in the most favored spot 
on earth for the growing of high grade plants. Our 
plants have built into them the power of greater pro- 
duction to start with. Good soil and good clean cultiva- 
tion, and proper restrictions in runner making is the main 
points that lead to bigger profits. Easiest work in the 
world growing strawberries. In fact I sometimes prefer 
it to play. All one has to do is to fall in love wit'i the task, 
and it becomes play and not work. What could be more 
pleasing than to go out in the Garden or field in the morn- 
ing with your hoe, with the big red lucious berries stick- 
ing out all along the row. Why you just can not stand 
straight, something pulls your fingers to these vines that 
are loaded with this most beautiful fruit. And just to 
think all this brought about in less than three months 
from the time plants are set in the ground. Wonderful 
isn't it? But every word is a fact. 



TOWNSEND'S PLANTS AND TOWNSENDS PRICES 



We have priced our plants just as low as Highest 
grade plants can be grown and shipped in the best order. 
With a fair and reasonable profit for our work. We believe 
absolutely in the live and let live way. Before me is the 
price list of one of the Northern sti-awberry plant firms 
their prices will average just about twice as much as our 
prices. We do not believe they are fair to their customers. 
No plants can be better than ours. We have the experience 
in growing, we have the very best soil and climate. Labor 
is as reasonable here as most anywhere. We go to the 
limit of expense in clearing new land, cultivating, fertili- 
zing, digging, packin*-~'and shipping the oxder. Eveiy 
stage of the game is looked after by men who know how. 



This must all be figured in to the cost. One thing that we 
do not figure in our cost, and that is for Big High colored 
Catalogues, that can never make the plants one wit bet- 
ter. Another item worth mentioning is the fact that our 
advertising is thousands of dollars less than many of the 
Growers, who sells considerable less number of plants. 
Our plants simply advertise themselves. Once a customer 
gets started with Townsend's plants. The neighbors see 
them growing, and soon want our plants. The mailing 
list sent in to us by our customers, is our biggest and best 
list. We contribute no small share of our success by the 
liberal co-operation of our Friends and Customers. From 
a small beginning in 1900, now the largest in the World. 



Townsend's Cash Prize Gardens - $300.00 Cash Given Away. 



These Townsend Cash Prize Gardens will range in size 
from 200 plants to 8000 plants, giving the small home gar- 
den the same chance to win a suitable prize as the large 
commercial grower. It is to encourage all to grow more 
of these gardens, and to grow them better, that the extra 
offer is made this year. Here is our terms — We will se- 
lect for you the most suitable varieties for your section, 



as we believe we can do this better than most of you, and 
we want nothing but success for every one who buys a gar- 
den and enters this contest. Plants will be delivered fresh 
for your order at the proper planting time. 

Order all Gardens by letter please. Just mention Gar- 
den A and etc. enclosing the amount opposite each garden. 
All plants sent prepaid at prices quoted in these cash gar- 
den selections. 



GARDEN "A" 
GARDEN "B" 
GARDEN "C" 
GARDEN "D" 
GARDEN "E" 
GARDEN "F" 
GARDEN "G" 



200 best early to late $ 2.75— Cash prize for best garden $ 10.00 

500 best early to late 6.00 — Cash prize for best garden 15.00 

1000 best early to late 9.50 — Cash prize for best garden 20.00 

4000 best selection 25.00 — Cash prize for best garden 25.00 

6000 best selection 35.00— Cash prize for best garden 30.00 

8000 best selection 50.00 — Cash prize for best garden 50.00 

8000 the NEW PRINCE 100.00— Cash prize for best garden 150.00 

For full description of the New Prince see Catalog Page 2 



RULES 

There is absolutely no strings to this cash prize offer. 



After the plants have fruited in spring 1926 set down 
and write us fully in your own way, giving the exact 
amount of quarts picked from your patch, also gross re- 
ceipts. Also as near as you can how many berries used for 
home use, and if possible, send us a photograph of your 
patch at fruiting time. It would be nice to have your fam- 
ily shown in the picture. Mail us this letter before Sep- 
tember 1st, 1926. The winners will receive our checks dur- 
ing September 1926 and all winners reported in our 1927 
catalog. Also reports from as many others as we can find 
room for. Every photo sent to us that we can use, we will 
mail check of $2.00. 

We shall take great pains in selecting plants for these 
Cash' Gardens and hope that our customers will establish 
new world records for Townsends High Grade plants. 



There is absolutely no way to lose in investing in one of 
those gardens. 1926 is sure to be a record breaking straw- 
berry year. We have information at hand that the 192.5 
crop of plants will not be half enough to go around; this 
will make a short acreage to be planted this spring. With 
the 1925 crop of berries less than half of a normal acreage, 
prices will be high this year, and Canners and Preservers 
will run short and it looks like 1926 will be the best year 
in our History. This is a "tip" to our customers. We are 
not broadcasting this news over the Radio. Every custo- 
mer is welcome to come in. If you have already sent in 
your order, we will make any change up to shipping date 
and file your name in the contest. 

Do not forget to send in the names of your friends 
who you think might be interested in our plants. This 
greatly helps them and helps us. 



Worlds Champion Everbearing Strawberry 



This variety has been thoroughly tested in practi- 
cally every state where strawberries are grown. No other 
variety in so short a time has ever proven so popular with 
the Home Gardner. World's Champion is a strong hardy 
grower on most soils, and begins to fruit its heavy load of 
berries in two months after plants are set and continues to 
fruit all the time until cold freezing weather sets in 

We have at least five thousand letters praising the 
World's Champion Ever Bearing Strawberry, and so far 
the only complaints received have been where plants were 
received from nurseries or growers where the plants were 
allowed to fruit during the summer and fall and then taken 
up the following spring and sold for fruiting plants. No 
variety can stand such treatment and do its best. 

Townsend's World's Champion Ever Bearing plants 
are never allowed to fruit. You always receive the plants 
from us full of life and vigor the same as our Standard 
varieties. We do not know of another single plant grow- 
er in the country (and the writer visited hunrireds of places 
during the past summer,) where the grower does not let 
the Ever Bearing plants that he offtrs for sale during the 
spring, fruit all summer and fall. 

This is the reason that we call our Champion Ever 
Bearing strain the "WORLD'S CHAMPION". There is 
no other strain being grown that we know of that is as 
full of life, vigor, hardiness and productiveness, as our 
World's Champion strain of ever bearers. 

We have not only received letters from our custo- 
mers to back up our belief, but we have tested the dif- 
ferent strains by the side of our producing plants. There 
is no comparison in size of fruit and vitality of plants. 
Our first planting of the Champion plants received direct 
from the Originator were the same weaklings that we 
are now speaking of. We could barely pull one half 
of the plants thru the first summer. Fruit was not as large 
as Progressive grown from our own strain of Progressive. 
The second year we saw a big improvement over the first 
year. Plants produced freely, and become healthy, and 
fruit more than twice as large as the first year. The third 
year made even more difference; and the fourth year 
which was the past season. World's Champion shown its 
best on our grounds, and same on thousand of our custo- 
mers. 

Mr. Rotherveil, of Penn., writes us October 1st. 
I saw some of your World's Champion plants grow- 
ing in my neighbors garden last summer and I sent to you 
for 250 plants, as the Champion plants I had received from 
a Northern Grower were not doing much for me while my 
neighbors plants were producing heavily and much larger 
berries. The past summer I picked from ten to fiifteen 
quarts every week from these 250 plants, and more than 
400 quarts all together to date. Plants are still full of 
green and ripe berries, but the freeze has about fixed them. 
I am covering them with straw now, do you think they 
will bear again next summer? If not I want to know, as I 
\Sant more plants from you; for I would not give 100 of 
your World's Champion for 1000 of the first kind I bought. 

Mrs. Deerfield, of Maine; writes as follws: Noth- 
ing as good for us as your World's Champion Ever- 
Bearing. Others have Champion here, but they do not 
produce with yours. 



Mr. Hill, of Conn., says: World's Champion beats 
anji;hing for producing ever planted in our garden. Wants 
to try 25 Lucky Strike to see how much better they can be. 

Mrs. Parker from New York State, writes August 25, 
picked 500 quarts from the thousand plants set out in April 
and hardly commenced. 

Fr. Franklin of Pennsylvania, writes: Have been 
growing Progressive, but took your advice and planted 
World's Champion last Spring. Have picked three times 
as many berries from the Champion as I have Progressive 
and Perfection. 

Mrs. Emery from North Carolina, writes, we are pick- 
ing enough berries from the 200 plants to supply our table 
three times a week; about fifteen quarts a week. 

Mr. Edw. J. White of New Jersey, writes that he grew 
World's Champion as large as apples on rocky land where 
he had to keep the roots covered with a shovel over the 
rocks. 

Mr. H. M. Jones of New Hampshire, writes: Your 
World's Champion, best yet. I have tested about every 
variety and every strain. 

Mrs. Howard Judson, New York, writes: W^ould not 
miss another strawberry garden for anything. Had all 
the berries my little family could use, from the 100 World's 
Champion plants. 

Mr. J. Mclntyre of Pennsylvania, writes that from 
3000 World's Champion, I picked and sold over 2500 quarts. 
This is the plants I got from you. I had an order in with 
another nursery for 5000 Champion, I wanted to set an 
acre, and wanted to try both strains. I am frank to tell 
you that I got twice as many berries from your 3000 
plants, as from his 5000 plants. Guess I will know where 
to get my plants hereafter. 



In a test plot in 1923, on our own farms, we picked 
6000 quarts from 5000 Champion plants set. Netted us 
$1200 clear of all expenses. Just ordinary cultivation, 
grown in narrow matted rows. 1000 pounds of bone meal 
and dry fish, equal parts, was spread between the rows 
about July 15th, and cultivated in and worked up to the 
plants, plants kept cultivated until fruiting season was 
over. The following spring, crop produced from this 5000 
plants was 3000 quarts, which netted .$325.00, making a 
total of $1525.00 in one year or 12 months. 

As to fertilizer for everbearing strawberries, there is 
nothing better than chicken manure and Rock, broadcast 
over the ground. Where chicken manure is plentiful, we 
recommend as high as two tons per acre, and ton of Rock. 
This will be all the manure required to grow the crop, in- 
cluding the following spring. If chicken manure is not at 
hand, a good grade of Tankage, Rock and Nitrate Soda; 
1000 pounds Tankage, 800 pounds Rock, and 200 pounds 
Soda, broadcast 800 to 1000 pounds per acre, or put 500 
pounds in drill. There is nothing in this fertilizer to injure 
the roots. (Potash does the damage to roots). 

The above fertilizers are just as good for standard va- 
rieties, and will grow good crops on very thin soil. Some 
varieties need top dressing in late winter or early spring 
before buds show. Better ask for information, as not all 
varieties are benefitted. 



TO OUR CUSTOMERS 

We wish to inform our customers that we will issue a small catalog this fall, listing choice Tulps, Peonies, 
Hyacmths, Narcissus, and other choice fall bulbs. To those who are interested in the fall planting of bulbs we wish 
that you would write for this book which will be ready about August 15th. We have planted a good acreage to 
these fall bulbs, many of the leading new varieties will be included in this list. We feel sure that we will be able to 
please you on this line. If you will send us the names of your friends who are interested in growing this stock we 
will be pleased to add extras to your order. 



TOWNSEND'S PREFERR^P 



STRAWBERRIES 



7^ THE PRINCE (Per)— Extra Early, Frost Proof, Large 
sweet, firm and productive. Recommended for all sec- 
tions of the U. S. and Canada. 

/ LORD SALISBURY (Per)— Early extra. Firm, extra large 
sweet and productive. Sent out on our Guarantee to 
please you or money refunded. 

PREMIER (Per) — Early, Large, Sweet, moderately firm 
and extra productive. Good everj^vhere except the ex- 
treme south. A sure winner. 

FORD (Per) — Late. Extra large, firm, sweet and extra 
productive. Frost proof. Grows on all soils and all cli- 
mates. 

TOWNSENDS BIG LATE (Imp)— Extra large, extra 
' sweet, firm and productive. Good in all sections of the 
U. S. and Canada. A great money maker. 

CHESAPEAKE (Per)— Extra late. Large, firm and sweet. 
A great favorite in all sections of the country. 

CRAWFORD 2.') (Imp)— Extra late. Extra large, firm, one 
of the most productive varieties on the list. Good' in all 
sections. A money maker. 

DR. BURRILL (Per)— Of the Dunlap type. Size medium to 
large, moderately firm, sweet and very productive. 
Grows on any soil anywhere. 

PRIZE (Kclloggs) (Imp) — Late. Extra large, firm §tnd 
productive. iVIoiiit popular in the Northern half of the U. 
S. A money maker. 

WiVI. BELT (Per)— The Belt is an old time favorite, high 
in quality, firm and moderately productive. Good in all 
sections. 

lAiPTON (Per — Late. The Greatest commercial variety for 
long distance shipment. Beautiful in color and shape, 
extra large, productive, good in every section of the U. 
S. and Canada. 

BIG JOE (Per) — Medium to late. Extra large, firm, sweet 
and productive. One of the leading varieties in nearly 
all sections. 

M.4RVEL (Kelloggs) (Per) — Late. Extra productive, me- 
dium to large, (for hill culture) Most popular in the 
Northern States. 

.MRS. PARKER (Imp)— Late. Extra large, mild, sweet, 
very productive. A fine berry for local Market and fancy 
trade. 

PEARL (Imp) — Very late, firm and sweet. Very produc- 
tive and good in all states. A great money maker, 
(fruit with Chesapeake). 

FENDALL (Imp) — Very late, extra large and productive. 
A money maker. Good everywhere for a market variety. 

DELICIOUS (Per) — Medium early, quality fair, product- 
ive. Does best in Northern states. 

MISSIONARY (Per)— Early. Very productive. The lead- 
ing commercial berry for the South. Does extra well in 
the North under hill culture. 

KLONDYKE (Per)— Medium early, moderately product- 
ive, extra firm. Does best in the Southern and Western 
States. Fine quality. 

COLLINS (Per) — Medium early, medium to large, firm 
and productive. A good commercial berry and the lead- 
ing canner. 

AROMA (Per) — Late. Firm, medium to large in size, mod- 
erately productive. Does best in the Southern States 
and Southwest. 

WARFIELD (Imp) — One of the old leading standard com- 
mercial. Size, medium; firm and productive. Plant with 
Dunlap or Collins. Good everywhere for home use or 
market. 

WORLD'S WONDER (Per)— The largest berry grown. 
Firm and sweet, productive. 



BUSHEL BASKET (Per)- 
ductive; extra fancy. 



-Large, sweet, very firm, pro- 



GANDY (Per) — Very late. Large to extra large; firm 
and good quality. Good in all states. Commands high- 
est prices in market. 



Large, firm, good quality, 



■»-'. 



COOPER (Per)— Midseason. 
productive. 

-WAR DYKE (Imp) — One of the most productive on the 
list; medium in size, firm and highest in quality. Extra 
market variety. A money maker. 

SEN. DUNLAP (Per)— Early to midseason. Medium to 
large, strong hardy grower; does well in all sections. A 
great favorite. 

BUNS SPECIAL (Per)— Midseason; medium to large, 
good quality, very productive. Most popular in the 
North. 

HAVERLAND (Imp) — Midseason; medium to large, 
pointed, heavy producer. Quality fair; most popular in 
the Northern and Eastern states. 

ST. MARTIN (Per)— Midseason to late, large, moderately 
productive. Quality fair; good market variety for North- 
ern states. 

EATON (Per) — Season medium, large size and good firm 
quality, very productive. Seems to do well in all sec- 
tions. 

BRANDYWINE (Per)— Late. Very large and good qual- 
ity; very productive. Good in nearly all sections, home 
use or market. 

PRES. HARDING (Per) — Late, extra large and extra pro- 
ductive. Color very dark red to center, firm and of very 
best quality, especially for the northern half of the 
country, but has done well on the west coast and a fa- 
vorite there. 

JUDITH (Per) — Midseason; a strictly fancy berry, large 
and sweet, good producer. Recommended for all sec- 
tions. 

GLEN MARY (Per) — Most popular in the Northern states; 
large, productive, quality fair; a good market berry. 

GIBSON (Per) — Medium to late; large size, heavy pro- 
ducer. For North only. Same as Parsons Beauty. 

HUNTERDON (Per) Medium to late. Very large and 
sweet, heavy yielder, suitable for all sections. Don't fail 
to plant it. 

NEW YORK (Per)— Medium to late, extra large, fancy; 
for home market. 

NIC OHMER (Per) — Late. Large, firm and good quality. 
Good everywhere for home use or market. 

PAUL JONES (Imp) — Medium in size, heavy producer, 
recommended for nearly all sections as a market variety. 

MASCOT (Per)— The latest on the list. Extra large size, 
firm and sweet. Good everywhere for home use or mar- 
ket. 

SAMPLE (Imp) — Late. Large in size, productive. For mar- 
ket only (north) an old time favorite with commercial 
growers. 

EVERBEARING STRAWBERRIES 

WORLD'S CHAMPION (Per)— The greatest money maker 
at this time. Does well in all sections. 

PROGRESSIVE (Per)— The first profitable everbearing, 
and is surpassed now by the Champion as to size and 
productiveness. 

LUCKY BOY (Per) — Extra large, firm and sweet; espec- 
ially good second year. Not recommended for the 
South. 

PERFECTION (Per) — Large and poor quality; for home 
u.se onlv in the North. 



D STOCK 



A SELECT LIST OF MONEY-MAKING VARIETIES 
OF STRAWBERRIES AND OTHER SMALL FRUITS 



EVERBEARING STRAWBERRIES— Continued 

JEWELL (Per) — Medium in size, very good quality, of the 
Progressive type. Large size, good quality; does not 
fruit on runner plants first year. Good only in the north- 
ern half of the U. S. 

SUPERB (Per) — Large size, good quality, does not fruit 
on runner plants first year. Good only in the Northern 
half of the U. S. 

LUCKY STRIKE (Per)— This is the Aristocrat of all the 
everbearing strawberries. Large size, firm and sweet, 
heavy yielder, and fruits from June until November on 
both "mother and new runner plants. The greatest find yet. 
We guarantee Lucky Strike to fruit in all states and to 
be very highest quality. 

Raspberries 

THE NEW KATHERINE — Everbearing red raspberry. 
Extra fine in quality; most productive red raspberry. 
Ripens early in season and produces all summer and late 
fall. 

ST. REGIS — Everbearing red raspberry. The first ever- 
bearing Raspberry; early, productive, a great money 
maker in all sections. 



Grapes 

CONCORD — The leading standard black grape for all sec- 
tions. 

CACO — The best of the new Red Grapes to be introduced. 
Extra large, hardy and good quality, home or market. 

HUBBARD — This is a new black grape of the Concord 
strain. Early, extra large, suitable for home use or lo- 
cal market. 

NIAGARIA- 

tions. 



-Old standard white grape; good in all sec- 



DELAWARE — The standard red grape for most sections. 

CATAWBA — A fine red grape for the commercial grower 
as well as for home market. Larger than Delaware. 

AGAWAM — Red grape. A great favoiite for home mar- 
ket; large and sweet. 

CRYSTAL WHITE— A new white grape; fine in quality, 
pure white, sure to be a winner. 

WORDEN — A grape that pleases all palates; early, pro- 
ductive all climates. 

MOORE'S EARLY— Black. Early and of good quality; 
popular in the Northern states. 



This Photo Represents A Plot 

of Strawberries Being Grown 

Under What Is Known As Hill 

Culture. 



This Is A Scientific Way To 
Grow Strawberries. 



' I ^ HE plan is liked by many, and disliked by a good 
■•■ inany growers. Wherever land is scarce and labor 
is no object. Hill culture will pay and pay well, for in no 
other way can as many quarts be had per square rod as 
by Hill culture, with the probably exception of a few var- 
ieties such as Premier, Chesapeake, Pord and Big Late, 
which seem to produce extra large berries even in a thick- 
ly matted row. But most varieties fail to grow the big, 
large, luscious berries to perfection, when matted rows 
are the rule. 

Distance For Setting Plants Under Hill Culture. 

We have had best results by marking rows off 30 
inches apart and setting the plants 12 inches apart in' 
the row. This gives 84 rows to the acre, with 210 plants 
to the row, which requires 17,640 plants to set the acre. 
When grown in hills, all runner plants are cut off as soon 
as they appear after setting. Strange as it may seem, 
this runner cutting does not have to be given all the grow- 
ing season on most varieties. The mother plant as soon 
as the first runners are cut off, begin to send up extra 
crowns around the old mother plant, and as soon as 
this extra crown making takes place, it is seldom that 
any more runners appear, at least, only occasionally. The 
mother plant by fall has grown extra large, and each plant 
should be well met by end of the growing season. 

The advantage of fruiting is many: — First, each 
plant is not crowded for root growth, the roots having 
fifteen inches on each side the row and six inches on each 
side the plant. Thus it can be readily seen that the mois- 
ture which is so necessary at fruiting season, is much more 
abundant for each plant. Second, by growing in hills the 
plant is able to get the full benefit of the air and sunshine 
which is so important in building up large, perfect shap- 
ed, and perfect flavored fruit. The size averages at least 




one third larger under this system, and practically no mis- 
shaped berries are seen. Most common varieties should 
produce at least one quart from each hill during the sea- 
son, and often two quarts has been a good average. 20,000 
quarts per acre is not unusual under this system. The ex- 
tra work in cutting runners, and some extra hoe work, 
make the hill system more expensive where labor is con- 
sidered much; but when it is considered that one acre will 
do the work of two, the method is worth something. Of 
course there are seasons, when hill system will not pay as 
well as other seasons. Take a season when there is plenty 
moisture thruout the fruiting season, most any method is 
good. As the writer is asked thousands of times every 
year his opinion on the hill system, I have thought this a 
good time to explain my experience in growing berries this 
way. I neither advise it nor condemn the system. 

There is probably a middle ground that will suit 
the most of us best,that is known as the narrow mat- 
ted row or hedge row. This system is to mark rows three 
or three and one half ft. apai-t and set plants 20 inches 
apart. Space the first runner plants about five to six in- 
ches apart around the mother plant, and in between. After 
sufficient plants have been rooted, the surplus is kept off. 
This is done in various ways. Take off front tooth from the 
cultivator and place and old sythe blade on the frame in 
front, this will do the act well. Some prefer a disc on the 
side of the cultivator. It is never good practice to cover 
up the tips of the runners when cultivating unless you want 
a thick mass of plants on the side of the row to keep out the 
air and sun shine from the main plants. These runts 
never fruit very much and will not pay to be left on the 
side of the beds. 



GLADIOLI 

THE Gladioli is increasing in popularity in leaps and bounds, and interest is constantly being stim- 
ulated by new introductions. The Gladioli on account of its keeping qualities, surpasses all the 
other flowers for cutting. With their long spikes laden with beautiful flowers, brilliance of color is un- 
equalled. They have the widest range of color's covering deep pink, yellow, red, blue, lavender, scarlet, 
blood-red, etc. 

Following is a selected list of the very choicest new and rare bulbs of blooming size. 



each 12 100 

AMERICA. Soft shell pink $ .05 $ .50 $3.00 

BARON HULOT. Deep violet blue. . . .10 1.00 8.00 

BERTREX. White, lilac throat 12 1.20 9.60 

CHICAGO WHITE. White, lavender 

lines 05 .50 3.00 

CRACKER JACK. Dark velvet red . . .05 .50 3.00 

EVELYN KIRTLAND . Beautiful 

sahde of rose pink 12 1.20 9.60 

FLORA. Canary yellow 20 2.00 

GEN. JOFFRE. Large brilliant scar- 
let 12 1.20 

GRETCHEN ZANG. Soft rose pink .10 1.00 8.00 

HALLEY. Salmon pink 05 .50 3.00 

HERADA. Brilliant mauve (new color) .10 1.00 8.00 

LE MARECHAL FOCH. (New) Light 

pink, large spike 20 2.00 .... 



each 12 100 

MRS. FRANK PENDLETON. Finest 

light pinik 10 1.00 8.00 

MRS. FRANCIS KING 05 .50 3.00 

PRESIDENT WILSON. Salmon rose. 

(New) 20 2.00 

PRINCE OF WALES, very choicy. . . .08 .80 4.50 

ROUGE TORCH. Fine white, carmine 

touch 08 .80 4.50 

SCHWABEN. Canary vellow, red 

touch throat 08 .80 4.50 

WAR. Deep brilliant red, very fine. . . .08 .80 4.50 

WILBRINK. Sporfof Halley. Flesh 

pink 10 1.00 8.00 

MEXICAN TUBE ROSES— Flowering size bulbs, for 
spring planting. Produces pure white flowers, very 
fragrant. Tall stiff stems. Can also be grown in pots. 

5c each, 50c dozen. 



.Add 2c per bulb extra for postage, otherwise shipped by Express. 



RAINBOW DAHLIA GARDENS 

These Gardens are selected from more than 100 varieties of every shade, color, and variety. This is the entire 
stock of one of the largest Florist and Dahlia growers in the country. We find it more satisfactory in our own 
plantings to use these mixed collections, as they are much more beautiful than any plantings you can arrange; and 
about 10 per cent of the cost of buying straight named varieties. Some of these varieties are being sold this season 
as high as $50.00 per single tuber, and many of them $1.00 to $5.00 per single tuber. 

We offer them as follows as long as they last: 

One dozen Rainbow collection $2.00 100 tubers, Rainbow collection 10.00 

25 tubers. Rainbow collection 3.50 500 tubers. Rainbow collection 45.00 

50 tubers Rainbow collection 6.00 1000 tubers. Rainbow collection 85.00 

Add 3c per bulb extra for postage. 



TOWNSENDS STRAIN OF CURRANTS 

Unsurpassed For Quality and Productiveness, 

No garden is complete without a few currant bushes, 
easy to grow and sure to bear. Our list comprises only 
the very best selected varieties. Large 4 yr. old bear- 
ing size bushes if you desire them, will produce abund- 
ance of fruit year planted. 

RED CROSS 

We have grown this variety for a number of vears 
on our own fruit farms, and find it the most profitable 
red currant. In size it ranks with Fays or Cherry, and 
I am sure it will yield as much again as these two old 



favorites. Quality is good, size uniform, and easy to 
pick. Price, 25c each; $2.00 per 10. Bearing age, 50c 
each; 10, $4.00. 

WILDER 

Is a late variety of currants, very productiv.e and 
good quality and is being widely planted in most gar- 
dens. Price 25c each; $2.00 for 10. Bearing age, 50c 
each; 10, $4.00. 

PERFECTION (Red) 

This is a beautiful bright red currant of large size 
and good quality, been on the market a long time 
Price 25c each; 10 $2.00; bearing age 50c each; 10 $4.00. 

Ask for special prices on lots of fifty up. 



CANNAS (Dormant Roots) 



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^ mass bedding or spacing out with other 

plants in bordei'S. The following we consider are "j'^Nc,,— -i^-^ 

among the best varieties and assure you will give ^J^** 

complete satisfaction. In order to grow cannas 

perfect, the soil should be prepared deeply and 

made verv rich. Plant as early in the spring as 

weather will permit. 







Yellow Shades with Green Foliage 

each doz. 100 
FLORENCE VAUGHN. 4 ft. golden 

yellow, dotted crimson S .15 §1.50 $12.00 

GLADIATOR. 414 ft. bright yellow, 
spotted crimson 15 

KATE GRAY. 4 ft. golden (yellow) 
orange 12 

RICHARD WALLACE. 4 ft. rich can- 
ary yellow 15 

YELLOW KING HU.MBERT 4 ft. pure 
golden yellow, (extra fine) 20 

Variegated Flowers, Green Foliage 

MADAM CROZY. 3I2 ft. red with yel- 
low edged. Very beautiful 12 

PANAMA. 3 ft. red, golden yellow 
border 15 

Red Shades, Green toliage 

CHAS HENDERSON. 4 ft. crimson 
scarlet 15 

THE PRESIDENT. 4 ft. beautiful rich 
scarlet, (best red) 20 

WINTZER'S COLOSSALS. 5 ft. vivid 
scarlet, enormous flowers 20 



1.50 


12.00 


1.20 


9.60 


1.50 


12.00 


2.00 
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16.00 


1.20 


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Pink Shades with Green Foliage 

each 
HUNG ARIA. 3^2 ft shell pink, extra 
fine 25 

CITY OF PORTLAND. 31/2 ft. glow- 
ing pink, recent introduction 25 

ROSEA GIG ANTE A. 31/2 ft. rose pink, 
large flowers 30 

VENUS. .4 ft. rosy pink, cream border .15 

Bronze Foliage Varieties 

KING HUMBERT. 4 ft. orange-scarlet .20 

SHENANDOAH. 4 ft. salmon pink .12 

WABASH. Bronze dwarf. New intro- 



doz. 
2.50 



100 
18.00 



2.50 18.00 



duction 



2.00 16.00 



WM. SANDERS. Scarlet flower, very 
brilliaiit ci^lur 15 

White Varieties 

EUREKA. 4 ft. large flowering 30 

MONTA BLANC. 41/2 ft. snow white .25 

MIXED COLLECTION. Assorted col- 
ors of the above varieties 



3.00 
1.50 

2.00 
1.20 

3.00 

1.50 

3.00 
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22.00 
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16.00 
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24.00 

12.00 

22.00 
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8.00 



25 of a kind or over at the 100 rate. Add 3c p?r bulb extra if wanted by Parcel Post, otherwise shipped by Express. 



CHESAPEAKE AND CRAWFORD 25, WINNERS IN 1924 CONTEST 

The most productive plot of berries on our trial grounds the past season, was a plot of Chesa- 
peake and Crawford 25. These two varieties were set four rows of each throughout the plot and pro- 
duced at the rate of 20,000 quarts per acre. The soil was fairly springy and rich. Wherever ex- 
tremely late varieties are wanted for commercial use, we recommend these two varieties as sure 
to please. 



IMPORTANT NOTICE 

LORD SALISBURY (Per) — Was listed thru an error in ourCatalog as being imperfect in blos- 
som ; while it is perfect in bloom, and a good one toset with early Imperfect sorts, and we feel sure 
Lord Salisbury will become one of the leading standard sorts as soon as enough plants can be 
grown to put it on the market in quantities. Try it on our guarantee to please or money refunded. 



SURPLUS PLANTS, $3.50 Per 1000 

It has always been our custom to thoroughly clean out our packing house every day during the shipping season. 
It is impossible to dig the exact number of plants required to fill the day's orders, and we frequently find that we 
have a surplus of some varieties. We also plant more of some varieties than the demand will consume and rather 
than destrov these plants we have decided to offer them this season at $3.50 ver 1,000; 5000 or more at $3.00 per 
1000. 

We cannot guarantee to supply any particular variety but will label true-to-name, and will guarantee these sur- 
plus plants to be some standard, perfect or self-fertilizing variety. If you are not particular about varieties, this 
will enable you to make your planting at a big saving. 



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